Serious, recurring windows problems.

Discussion in 'Tech' started by ccklqwleklwqe, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. My computer was infected with some unknown virus or trojan, so I took the easy route out and formatted. But as soon as I installed lan drivers and zonealarm shit went bad. The whole screen locks for about a second, then it works for a couple more seconds, then the screen goes black. It happens every time I start, and happens within the first 30 seconds of windows being booted. I don't even have to log in for it do this.

    I've reinstalled windows about six times, with different disks, and every time the same shit. Anybody seen anything like this?

    EDIT:I figured out that it only happens when I get 3d driver's installed. 91's or 66's same shit. I unplugged the card's molex cable and it looks like it stopped. What the hell?! Is my card damaged?

    EDIT2: It's still happening even when unplugged. It doesn't happen when I'm using window's vesa drivers though. Nor does it happen in Ubuntu with the Linux 3d drivers. I'm gonna stab someone.
  2. SmokeDogg

    SmokeDogg New Member

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    What video card are you talking about?
    Can you list your other system specs like mobo, PSU, cpu, etc
  3. I'm nearly positive the card is damaged. I took it out and put in an Old GF4 MX and it's working fine.

    I did not want to have to buy another video card.